Blogs by the CEO

No One Left Behind

I was overseas on holidays with my family when I found out our new state government was cutting spending in the areas of education, health and child safety. Because our organisation works with the...

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Repeat Offenders – of the juvenile kind.

I struggle to understand why some young people consistently and habitually offend. Some show no fear, no acknowledgement of consequences, no respect and no recognition of wrongdoing. They offend whenever they get the chance....

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A Day at Arcadia

I spent the day with our Arcadia students on Wednesday. I arrived in time to join the boys for breakfast before kicking off the first session at 9.00 am. The boys’ tutor, Jodie was...

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Alternative Learning – evidence that it works

Here at Ohana we recently undertook an eighteen month study to evaluate the true benefits of alternative learning for young people who have disconnected from mainstream schools. The full 35-page report provides evidence that Ohana’s...

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Failing to Educate is a Form of Neglect

We want so much more for our young people. We want them to have a “voice”, and we want them to have “choice”. How powerless must a young person feel when they have to...

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